Hello! I am currently an urban spatial ecology postdoctoral researcher with the Central Arizona-Phoenix (CAP) LTER program at Arizona State University. My research interests are broadly centered around exploring how to equitably conserve and restore biologically-diverse ecosystems in landscapes where people live, work, and play, with particular focuses on urbanization and climate change. I am always on the lookout for new collaborators
For my PhD dissertation at Arizona State University, I investigated how the ecological and social characteristics of urban landscapes influence wildlife community dynamics and, subsequently, shape interactions between people and urban biodiversity across a range of spatiotemporal scales. Further, I have aimed to work with local wildlife managers and urban decision-makers to better understand the social networks underlying the incorporation of ecological knowledge in landscape planning. I conducted this work in collaboration with my advisors, Dr. Sharon Hall and Dr. Jesse Lewis, and many other research partners in the CAP LTER and the Urban Wildlife Information Network.
Originally from Richmond, California, I was a transfer student to University of California, Davis, where I completed my B.S. in Environmental Science & Management. Following a brief couple of years working in the field, I started grad school working on a MSc in Ecology at Utah State University (Major Advisor: Edd Hammill), where I was a fellow in the USU Climate Adaptation Science NSF Research Traineeship program and studied the systematic conservation of landscapes across the Intermountain West in light of projected regional changes.
When I'm not busy studying ecology, I enjoy playing music, cooking, hiking, boating, skiing, and taking pictures.